Amee Cantagallo, 36, madamedeals.com
Hometown: Palmyra, Va.
Amee has a community service project that supports the U.S. troops overseas. She adopted a U.S. Navy base in Sigonella, Sicily and encourages others to send their manufacturers coupons (up to six months after the expiration date). Her blog donates hundreds of pounds of expired coupons each year.
What you can do: “I would set a reasonable goal, which could be as simple as paying for three items a week using coupons.”
Bonus tip: “Buy several items while they are at their best price. I purchase as many of a product as I can to reach the retail price of one item. For example, if cereal is $3, and I can get it for $1 per box, I’ll buy three boxes.”